229-0220/09 – Building Environment (PSt)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Environment and Building ServicesCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CER506 Ing. Marcela Černíková, Ph.D.
SKO80 doc. Ing. Iveta Skotnicová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will acquire basic knowledge of building acoustics and daylighting of buildings and sunshine. After completing the course the student is able to solve basic acoustic task, in particular the assessment of acoustic properties of building structures. It can calculate and assess daylight and sunshine buildings.

Teaching methods



Part Acoustics deals with - the sound spread in the environment, spatial acoustics, buildings - air and impact sound insulation. Part daylighting deals with - natural light in buildings, the basic requirements for daylighting, daylight factor calculations, sunshine in residential buildings.

Compulsory literature:

CHADERTON, D. Building Services Engineering. Son Přes New York, 2004. ISBN: 0-203-56343-3 CEN EN 12354-1 Building Acoustics - Estimation of Acoustic Performance of Buildings from the Performance of Elements - Part 1: Airborne Sound Insulation between Rooms BS EN 12354-2:2000 Building acoustics. Estimation of acoustic performance in buildings from the performance of elements. Impact sound insulation between room CEN EN 12665 Light and Lighting - Basic Terms and Criteria for Specifying Lighting Requirements BSI BS EN 12464-1 Light and lighting — Lighting of work places — Part 1: Indoor work places

Recommended literature:

Recommended literature: Ficker T. Handbook of Building Thermal technology, Acoustics and Daylighting. CERM Brno 2004. ISBN 80-214-2670-5

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse). Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures: 1st Daylighting Buildings - Daylight, specific problems and requirements of different types of daylighting buildings - residential, commercial, industrial and specific (např.galerií). Lighting systems, day lighting design. 2nd Methods of calculation and measurement of daylighting buildings - a graphical method of calculation program (WDLS), measurement methods, examples of solutions. 3rd Policy design and implementation of associated lighting, area lighting neosvětlitelných active and passive lighting systems. 4th Insolation building - the geometry coordinates of the sun and sun rays, sunshine requirements for residential buildings and outdoor sun exposure. 5th Methods for calculating the sunshine of buildings - a graphical method of calculation program (SunLis). 6th The importance of insolation in urban planning, control of solar radiation 7th Building acoustics. The perception of sound, acoustic immission values, limits, sources of sound in the living and working environment, quantity of acoustic emission. Sound propagation in the open and closed space, sound attenuation. 8th Construction of sound absorption. 9th Acoustics buildings - air-borne sound. 10th Acoustics of building structures - the sound of distributed structures. Measurement of acoustic properties of structures. 11th Room acoustics - wavelength, geometrical and statistical acoustics, optimum reverberation time. 12th Sound propagation in the ear canal, the sound of building equipment, stationary sound sources in urban acoustics. 13th Urban Acoustics - Noise from the road, measures against traffic noise. Syllabus Exercises: 1st Daylighting buildings - light of the sky, photometric quantities, daylight factor, photometric properties of the terrain, shielding barriers, lighting and interior holes 2nd The calculation of daylight factor - Using WDLS 3rd Entering a program - the assessment of daylighting buildings (lighting technical report) 4th Insolation buildings - a graphical method of determining the period of sunshine, shading diagram 5th Computer simulation of sunshine buildings - Program SunLIS 6th Insolation outdoor spaces - a graphical method 7th Insolation outdoor spaces - Using SketchUp 8th Entering the program 2 - shading assessment of existing buildings and land 9th Acoustics - sound propagation in free space, the sound source, sound attenuation, attenuation of acoustic screens - Examples of calculation 10th Acoustics of building structures - airborne and impact sound insulation of building structures, sound transmission loss calculation method of operation, graphical method. 11th The calculation of sound insulation - Sound insulation program 2005th Entering the program 3 12th Room acoustics - the calculation of reverberation time, the program area, examples. 13th Measurement of airborne sound insulation of wall structures. 14th Credit

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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